Dead Man: Veronica McDonald is a fiction writer, poet, and mother of two. She received a MA in Literature from American University. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in Kaaterskill Literary Journal, Phantom Kangaroo, and Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, among others. 

Coyote: Samantha Smith lives in Sacramento, California. She is primarily a science fiction novelist, but she also writes realistic fiction and poetry. Her inspirations include modern verse, alternative music, spoken word, and young adult fiction. 

Ripped Up and Stained: Austin Conner grew up in the East Bay of California, and has been writing short fiction for two years. He currently studies Biology at UC Merced. 

For All the History of Grief: Stan Werlin is a fiction writer and poet who has been published since 2011 in many journals, including Soundings East, Los Angeles Review, and Sheepshead Review, among others. His humorous children's poetry has been published in various children's magazines, including Cricket, Highlights for Children, and others. 

Waltz of the Flowers: Mir-Yashar Seyedbagheri is a 2nd-year MFA student at Colorado State University. His short stories have been published or are forthcoming in various literary journals including Monkeybicycle and Crack the Spine